- MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)
- MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)
- MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009)
- GPU power supply circuit component (C7771)
- No power
Apple Repair program:
This issue has never been acknowledged by Apple.
A capacitor (C7771) on the power rail for the GPU/MCP fails. The graphics chip (GPU) has other functionality which are vital to the Mac functioning. Without power to this chip, the Mac is dead.
If you have soldering skills and the right microsoldering equipment, you can replace this capacitor yourself. You can also contact a company that offers board repair services.